Archive for category: Cancer

Why Every New Cancer Patient Needs To Slow Down Before Surgery

Don't be rushed. Get a second opinion. The alternative is a piece of yourself that could have been saved in a medical waste bin.

Ask Ada: My Friend Has Been Lying About Exposing Us To Coronavirus

Plus: how to find resources for a disabled child during a pandemic.

How Big Tech Gets Disability Wrong

Why do so many tech companies try and fail to make an accessibility impact? According to Ashley Shew, it's because they're not actually trying to understand the disabled experience to begin with.

This Voiceless Choir Shouts Loud At Cancer

This 'support group on steroids' brings throat cancer survivors together to express themselves through song.

How I Dug Myself Out Of My Post-Cancer Depression

When I was diagnosed with endometrial cancer, I didn't realize that my bigger health battle would ultimately be with depression.

From Cancer to COVID

Getting through breast cancer taught me a lot of lessons which I'm finding helpful in surviving coronavirus.

When You Can See From Both Eyes, But You’re Still Half Blind

After brain cancer, I'm lucky to have my sight, and I'm proud to be disabled. I just wish my disability were easier to explain to people.

Ask Ada: How Can I Be A Good Maid-Of-Honor With Cancer?

Plus: what to do when an estranged friend is dying.

For Trans Cancer Patients, A Zine To Be Seen

After their own cancer experiences, Charlie Manzano and Roman Ruddick are looking to improve the trans experience in healthcare, one zine at a time.

How Radiation Therapy Taught Me To Meditate

They say it takes 21 days to build a habit like mindfulness. My six weeks of radiation therapy gave me that, and then some.

Thank You. Goodbye. I Love You.

What living through the same condition that killed my friend taught me about making every second of my life count.